Hispanic Health Projects


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Cooking With Silvia

The World is in Your Hands



Mission Statement
It is the objective of the Hispanic Health Projects (HHP) in the Department of Anthropology at Idaho State University to engage community members, academic professionals, service providers
and policy makers in efforts that increase health status and health awareness for Hispanics in Southeast Idaho and Mexico.

As a non-profit program, the HHP provides culturally appropriate educational materials
and advocacy services to this binational Hispanic community.

The HHP uses community-based, participatory research methods and has generated databases and publications on several serious health problems in SE Idaho including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, mental health, migration and health, & breast and cervical cancer.

Innovative use of community health workers (CHWs) who are members of the Hispanic community trained in health education and research protocols has allowed the HHP to truly become a part of the lives of community members in American Falls and Aberdeen, Idaho-small towns that are approximately 50% Hispanic.

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The HHP team attends local, national and international health conferences to disseminate research findings.

The HHP team offers translation services for local healthcare providers and refers women to local clinics for annual exams on a sliding fee scale.

Bilingual and bicultural Promotoras offer in-home educational visits to local Hispanic families and programs such as Cooking Classes, Computer Classes, Salsa Aerobics and Saturday Clinics.

HHP creates and develops culturally sensitive films that deal with health problems facing the Hispanic community.

Meet the Hispanic Health Projects Staff by clicking on their name on the left

Community Projects

Through the use of a three pronged approach that includes research, education and community interventions, the HHP has documented health needs, and community perceptions of those needs and then using those research findings has facilitated the establishment of appropriate interventions such as:
- Saturday Spanish-language women's clinics
- Exercise programs,
- Healthy cooking classes
- Women's groups & home-based health education services.
- Computer Classes

It also serves to educate community members and service providers about issues specific to the Hispanic Community.









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Contact Information

For more information on any of our programs or to have us make a documentary contact us at the following numbers:



I.S.U. Anthropology Department
Campus Box 8005
Pocatello, ID 83209